Sweet Passion

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Sweet Passion
Aretha Sweet Passion Album Cover.jpg
Studio album by Aretha Franklin
Released May 19, 1977
Recorded 1976–1977
Genre R&B, Soul
Length 32:51
Label Atlantic (#19102)
Producer Lamont Dozier, Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager
Aretha Franklin chronology
Sparkle
(1976)
Sweet Passion
(1977)
Almighty Fire
(1978)
Singles from Sweet Passion
  1. "Break It To Me Gently"
    Released: April 9, 1977
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau C+ [2]

Sweet Passion is the twenty-sixth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, Released on May 19, 1977 by Atlantic Records. Following a brief resurgence in Aretha's sales with the Gold-certified success of her 1976 soundtrack album, Sparkle, Aretha paired up with famed Motown producer Lamont Dozier, to produce Sweet Passion. It was, however, a commercial and critical failure. The album's one single, "Break It To Me Gently", peaked at #85 and dropped off the Hot 100 after only two weeks, although it topped the Billboard R&B Singles Chart. This recording was released on compact disc in Europe in 2008.

Track listing[edit]

Side One[edit]

  1. "Break It To Me Gently" (Marvin Hamlisch, Carole Bayer Sager) 3:21 (#1 R&B/85 Pop)
  2. "When I Think About You" (Aretha Franklin) 4:46
  3. "What I Did for Love" (Marvin Hamlisch, Edward Kleban) 5:17
  4. "No One Could Ever Love You More" (Lamont Dozier) 3:36
  5. "A Tender Touch" (Aretha Franklin) 3:58

Side Two[edit]

  1. "Touch Me Up" (Lamont Dozier) 4:38
  2. "Sunshine Will Never Be The Same" (Lamont Dozier) 3:36
  3. "Meadows of Springtime" (Aretha Franklin) 5:26
  4. "Mumbles / I've Got the Music in Me" (Clark Terry, Aretha Franklin, Bias Boshell) 3:40
  5. "Sweet Passion" (Aretha Franklin) 7:12

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sweet Passion review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-04-28.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Sweet Passion review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2015-04-28. 

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